Facts about County Kildare

Facts about Co. Kildare
Kildare is an inland county and is bounded by counties Meath, Dublin, Wicklow, Carlow, Offaly, and Westmeath.
A lowland county, it is quite boggy and the Bog of Allen occupies a considerable portion of it, with a fen of international importance at Pollardstown.
The undulating plain of the Curragh, at almost 20km², is composed of sandy soil with excellent drainage.
The rivers Barrow, Liffey and Boyne flow through the county.
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Land in Co. Kildare
Population ¹ :
Density
186,335
109.91 person / km²
Size ² : 1,695 km² ( 169,540 ha)
2.02 % of the land in Ireland *
Farmland ² : 1,125 km² ( 112,518 ha)
1.34 % of the land in Ireland *
Coastline ³ : 0 km
0 % of the Coastline of Ireland *
Protected Land * :
There are 23 natural heritage areas, 7 SACs, 1 SPA, and 1 nature reserve run by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, 4 Tree Preservation Orders, 6 Natura 2000 sites, and 1 Ramsar site.

Cinnabar Moth

Tyria jacobaeae

by Onenn

 
Wildlife in Co. Kildare
Special Wildlife *:
Flora: round-leaved wintergreen
Insects: silver-washed fritillary
Lichens: Arthonia pruinata, Dactylospora parasitica, Lecanora pulicaris
Butterfly: Dingy skipper, brimstone, marsh fritillary
Endangered species *:
Flora: meadow saxifrage, hairy St. John's-wort
Fauna: quail

Marsh woundwort

Stachys palustris

by Onenn

¹ ² ³ * Click here to see Sources.